Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen Top This Week's Hot Tours
Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen Top This Week's Hot Tours

Justin Bieber lands at No. 1 in this week's ranking of top-grossing tours with ticket sales reported from seven sold out performances on the Believe Tour's trek through the U.S. and Canada. The tour began in Phoenix at the end of September in support of the pop star's platinum-selling and Billboard No. 1 topping album "Believe," with dates booked in North America and Europe through the spring of 2013. The seven venues on this week's Hot Tours recap include arenas in two northwestern U.S. markets and five cities on the first swing through Canada.

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Portland area fans totaled 14,550 for an October 8 concert by Bieber at the Rose Garden, and the next evening the tour played the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., south of Seattle, with attendance logged at 20,259. Vancouver fans, 14,423 strong, welcomed Bieber back to his home country at an October 10 performance at Rogers Arena with box office revenue topping $1.1 million. Packed houses followed at arenas in Calgary on October 12, Edmonton on October 15, Saskatoon the next night and Winnipeg on October 18. Since launching on September 29, the tour has grossed more than $14.1 million from 183,534 sold seats at 13 shows.

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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band returned to the road on October 19 after a brief four-week break from the Wrecking Ball Tour with performances at two Canadian arenas. $3.4 million in ticket sales from these two concerts give the legendary rocker the No. 2 ranking this week. A sold out show at Ottawa's Scotiabank Place kicked off the remaining stretch of North American dates that continues through early December. The Ottawa arena drew a crowd of 16,271 for the October 19 performance, grossing $1.6 million. The second date was on October 21 at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario with 16,115 in attendance. Year to date, the Wrecking Ball Tour's overall totals top $189 million in gross revenue from over 2 million sold tickets.

Touring in support of her most recent album titled "Little Broken Hearts," Norah Jones ranks seventh among this week's Hot Tours with grosses reported from three theater performances in Texas and one in Oklahoma. Promoted by New Orleans-based Beaver Productions, all four shows were sellouts. Jones played the Brady Theatre in Tulsa on October 16 and then headed south to perform in three Texas cities - Austin, Houston and Dallas on October 19, 20 and 22. With a four-show gross of $571,886, attendance totaled 10,340 from all four venues.

Weekly Boxscores For Oct. 24, 2012

Total Gross
Show Dates
Show Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

Oct. 8-18
Rose Garden, Portland (1/1)
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (1/1)
Rogers Arena, Vancouver (1/1)
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary (1/1)
Rexall Place, Edmonton (1/1)
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
102,965 (102,965)

Oct. 19-21
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa (1/1)
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario (1/0)
32,386 (34,509)

Oct. 10-18
Maverik Center, West Valley City, Utah (1/1)
Reno Events Center, Reno, Nev. (1/1)
Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento (1/1)
HP Pavilion, San Jose (1/0)
Staples Center, Los Angeles (1/1)
Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, Calif. (1/0)
50,202 (50,671)


Oct. 10-13
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas (4/2)
15,472 (15,794)

Oct. 12-14
O2 World, Hamburg (5/0)
35,675 (52,255)

Oct. 18-21
The Cajundome, Lafayette, La. (1/0)
Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Miss. (1/0)
BJCC Arena, Birmingham, Ala. (1/1)
CFSB Center, Murray, Ky. (1/0)
28,368 (32,914)

Oct. 16-22
Brady Theatre, Tulsa, Okla. (1/1)
Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater, Austin (1/1)
Bayou Music Center, Houston (1/1)
McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas (1/1)
10,340 (10,340)


Oct. 10-21
Keith-Albee Theatre, Huntington, W. Va. (1/0)
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich. (1/0)
Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Ind. (1/0)
Chicago Theatre, Chicago (2/2)
13,228 (13,922)

Oct. 22
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City (1/0)
8,342 (10,200)

Oct. 15
Rose Garden, Portland (1/0)
4,667 (7,477)

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